Oct 4, 2012 4:00am PDT
, was -- >> reporter: romney did have his own awkward moderator moment. >> i'm sorry, jim, i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. i like pbs, i love big bird, i actually like you too. >> reporter: one of the most surprising parts of the president's performance was what he did not say. no mention of romney's infamous 47% remark, no talk of bain capital, nothing about romney's own taxes. he did play the "romney is a hypocrite" card when it comes to health care. >> the irony is that we've seen this model work really well. in massachusetts. because governor romney did a good thing, working with democrats in the state to set up what is essentially the identical model and, as a consequence, people are covered there. it hasn't destroyed job. >> reporter: romney, who ran from his massachusetts health care plan during the gop primaries, now used it to tack to the middle for the general election. >> i like the way we did it in massachusetts. i like the fact that in my state, we had republicans and democrats come together and work together. what you did, instead, was to push through a plan witho
Oct 3, 2012 4:00am PDT
against john f. kennedy. that's what we talk about. >> and your responses. i don't believe jim lehr will allow candidates to throw stuff out there, not offer some kind of specifics. so if you try to dance around it, that's going to be a problem. >> still ahead this morning on "starting point" we'll talk more about that. >>> also, take a look at a terrible plane crash. it was intentional crash. scientists were trying to prove if you couldurvive a catastrophe like this. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. your soups are so awesomely delicious my husband and i can't stop eating 'em! what's...that... on your head? can curlers! tomato basil, potato with bacon... we've got a lot of empty cans. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. like in a special ops mission? you'd spot movement, gather intelligence with minimal collateral damage. but rather than neutralizing enemies in their sleep, you'd be targeting stocks to trade. well, that's what trade architect's heat maps do. they make you a trading assassin. trade architect. td ameritrade's empowering web-based trading platform.
Oct 5, 2012 4:00am PDT
respect. okay. good. so i get rid of that. i'm sorry, jim. i will stop the subsidy to pbs and stop other things. i like pbs. i love big bird. i actually like you, too. i'm not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from china to pay for. >> it that remark about stopping funding of big bird -- i like big bird. social media mentions big bird went up 800,000%. >> that's outside the margin of error. >> on facebook afterward. pbs lovers. sesame street lovers were very, very angry. including actor lavar burton. he hosted "reading rainbow." thanks for talking with us. the ceo of pbs said that nearly fell off the couch while watching the debate and heard that particular part of the debate. what was your reaction? did you have the same reaction? >> i was outraged. i couldn't believe the man actually fixed his mouth to say that. an attack on children. it is an attack on children and attack on children who come from -- disenfranchised, you know, background. pbs is the nation's largest classroom. it guarantees equal access to the wonderfulness that pbs provided for almost 50
Oct 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
underdog in your book, jim abbott. born without a right hand. this is yankee legend here. >> he played for other teams, too. could you imagine not being born with a right hand? his parents wanted him to play soccer for obvious reasons. he wants to play baseball. throws a no-hitter first game he ever pitches. become the quarterback. the coach says he has a strong arm and also punts. can you imagine trying to field the long snap with one hand and punting? pitches a no-hitter for the yankees. inspiring story. >> what i love so much, he was a feel-good story to begin with. he didn't just make the big leagues. he excelled, threw the no-hitter. >> not only that. he went to play in the national league where they don't have the designated hitter. he to bat. >> wasn't bad. >> with one hand. he get ace hit, rbi. he did it all. >> i have 5-year-old twin boys. they have a tend enency to chee for whoever is winning. i'm trying to convince them it's not always good to pull for the front-runner. you should pull for the underdog, the guy who is behind. >> tell them to grow up. what are you teac